Pliny The Elder - Russian River Brewing Company
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Reviews by reebtaerG:
4.94/5 rDev +6.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Poured 510ml bottle dated 1/17/14 into New Belgium globe
A-Pours a clean copper gold with a nice frothy one finger white head. Great lacing and carbonation.
S-Aroma is green pine needles lightly spritzed with grapefruit juice.
T-Flavor is better than smell, it has citrus with a subtle malt backbone.
M-The balance in this is exquisite. A little bit of floral spice, lightly sweet, a solid bitterness and with a drier finish than most IPAs.
O-I can see why there is so much hype surrounding this, it is quite excellent.
Serving type: bottle
02-09-2014 03:15:32 | More by reebtaerG
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4.51/5 rDev -3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
After several months of searching, I finally found the mythical Pliny the Elder that I was starting to doubt even existed. Pangaea Bier Cafe in Sacramento has it on tap.
So... it pours a beautiful gold.. crystal clear.. I talk a lot about balance in the beers that I review and this one had perfect balance. Hops, grain, malt.. they finely crafted this one in every sense of the word. Head was a little light, but tight foams. Mouthfeel was very good for the hops which blended perfectly. finish was smooth. Is it the best beer in America? Um... no. Very very good, I would have it again and was able to buy a couple of bottles at a nearby store (2 bottle limit), but does it live up to the hype? Nope. The marketing strategy (and the limits on purchase) were brilliant and they have feed into the hype very well.... being from Utah it was my mission (pun intended) to find this beer and see for myself.. but honestly.. I think there must be a better beer out there somewhere (and for the styles I prefer, I have found a few)..
Serving type: on-tap
07-30-2014 06:58:29 | More by Curtis
Pliny The Elder from Russian River Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 9,878 ratings.